California Volunteers is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Response AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity. This funding opportunity will: 1) provide augmentation grants to current AmeriCorps programs that are focused on emergency response and recovery efforts and/or volunteer management in order to expand their capacity to assist with vaccine distribution and food insecurity needs; and 2) support one or more implementing partners who will collaborate with California Volunteers to design and then manage the deployment of up to 236 AmeriCorps members for a “Summer of Service” to support vaccination efforts and food insecurity needs.
Nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:
- Experience with AmeriCorps program implementation as a statewide intermediary;
- Experience recruiting AmeriCorps members from diverse communities, particularly underrepresented communities of color;
- Strong history of recruitment and retention as an AmeriCorps program implementer; and
- Capacity to staff up as needed for a limited term program.
Augmentation Grant applicants must be current AmeriCorps State grant recipients whose AmeriCorps programs focus on emergency response and recover efforts and/or volunteer management. Any applicant’s current AmeriCorps programs must have federally awarded service slots that would go unfilled without additional matching funds.
All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. All application components must be received by that deadline. See Application Instructions for submission guidelines.
The following documents are required to complete the application: